UK businesses planning to recruit talent from outside the UK. This permit is called a ‘Sponsorship Licence’ and can be ‘Skilled Worker’ for highly skilled long-term staff including company transfers, or ‘Temporary Worker’ for temporary workers including volunteers or interns.
Our Corporate Immigration team brings together lawyers from our immigration and employment practices. This way we can ensure that you are fully prepared to comply with the duties the Home Office places upon Skilled Worker and Temporary Worker Sponsors. Our approach is to seamlessly embed this complex legal process into your existing business operations and enable you to be confident in your status as a Skilled Worker and Temporary Worker Sponsor.
Sponsoring & Hiring Non-EU Nationals
UK companies increasingly seek out international talent to grow their business. For this, businesses require a Skilled Worker Sponsorship Licence — a specific type of government permit that gives companies the right to employ visa nationals.
The application process is based on the business demonstrating to the Home Office that it is ready to comply with a specific set of employment and immigration regulations.
We are delighted to present our end-to-end Skilled Worker Sponsorship Licence solution that covers both Corporate/Employment and Immigration aspects of hiring foreign talent:
- Making an application for a Skilled Worker Sponsorship Licence
- Preparing you for your Home Office assessment or audit
- Ensuring GDPR compliance within the recruitment process
- Using your license to hire visa talent- Ensuring that your HR processes are in compliance with the Home Office’s regulations
- Maintaining compliance with employment and immigration rules for hired visa staff
Sponsoring & Hiring EU Nationals After Brexit
European nationals coming to the UK for work, study and business purposes after 31 December 2020 have to apply under the new immigration regime along with visa nationals.
That may mean that UK businesses will require a certain type of Sponsorship Licence to employ any high-skilled staff from outside the UK.
Businesses employing staff from outside the UK should start short- to medium-term planning now to ensure they are well positioned to adjust to the upcoming changes while maximising the opportunity that Brexit brought for both companies and individuals.
Employment Support For Entrepreneurs
For individuals from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland coming to the UK to set up a business, we can offer dedicated advice based on expertise in both employment and immigration law.
If securing an extension on your Entrepreneur Visa or applying for Settlement is contingent upon your business employing a certain number of full-time staff, it is crucial to ensure that all employee-related documentation is in order.
If you are first setting up a UK company, we can assist you from start to finish with both employment and immigration requirements in mind.